A consultation on improving Temporary Accommodation Standards

Closed 14 Aug 2019

Opened 22 May 2019

Published Responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


We want to ensure that consistent high quality standards are applied across all temporary accommodation. We also want to understand how we can extend the Unsuitable Accommodation Order to all homeless households. 

Why We Are Consulting

The Programme for Government announced by the First Minister on 5 September 2017 set out a new commitment to eradicate rough sleeping, transform the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland and end homelessness. The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) was subsequently established to initiate these transformational changes and provided 70 recommendations to Scottish Ministers, including extending the Unsuitable Accommodation Order to all homeless households and introducing a legally enforceable standards framework.

Read the consultation paper.

What Happens Next

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us. Responses will be published where we have been given permission to do so. An anaylsis report will also be made available.


  • Housing and Regeneration